If you have unsightly stains on the surfaces of your smile, this could definitely impact your summer. Instead of shying away from pictures, why not take on your discoloration? In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist explains how we use trays and gel to offer smiles several shades brighter! The time for professional teeth whitening is here.
The Factors Behind Your Discoloration
Why do our teeth develop unsightly stains? This could happen for several reasons! For example, if you have a diet high in sugar or starch, or if you don’t brush and floss properly, this could lead to plaque buildup and more visible teeth stains. A lack of routine cleanings could also be a factor too! If you consume beverages with dark pigments, such as tea, red wine, soda, and coffee, this could discolor your smile. As could tobacco use. Our team will carefully examine your smile to assess the cause and severity of your discoloration, so we can decide if our teeth whitening trays and gel are right for you!
Brightening Teeth With Trays and Gel
To begin, you will stop by our office briefly so we can take impressions of your teeth and create a set of plastic trays. We then send you home with these, along with a powerful bleaching gel in several plastic syringes. At home, simply fill the trays with the gel and then wear them for the amount of time we recommend, which could be as little as an hour a day. You repeat this process for a week to ten days to see optimal results. The trays ensure the results are even across your smile, and they prevent saliva from diluting the gel too. You can keep the trays and any remaining gel for touch-ups as needed down the road.
Keeping Your Smile Shining
You can take steps to help keep your smiles bright! For example, you should take time to brush twice a day for two minutes with a fluoride toothpaste, and also floss every evening. Reduce your consumption of sugar and starch, and also make time to see us for a routine cleaning every six months, so we can remove plaque and tartar and then polish your smile. If you have any questions about our approach to teeth whitening, or if you would like to learn about our other cosmetic treatment options, then contact our team today.
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT COSMETIC DENTISTRY
Our team wants to make sure you always feel proud to show off your smile. If you would like to find out more about our cosmetic treatment options, or if you wish to book an appointment at our location, call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.